Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 11 December 1793

From George Washington1

Philadelphia 11th. Decr. 1793.

Dear Sir,

I was led the other day to reflect, whether I had ever put into your hands the last, as well as the first letter, which A. G. Frauncis wrote to me concerning the Warrants.2 Finding no trace of any remarks from you to me, I take it for granted, that I omitted to do with respect to the last, what I had done with respect to the first. But being uncertain, how far the new matter, which is suggested, may be thought worthy of your attention, I have concluded to forward it to you; and when you have read it, you will return it to

Dear Sir   Yours sincerely

Go: Washington

Colo. Hamilton
Secy. of the Treasury

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1For background to this letter, see Andrew G. Fraunces to H, May 16, 1793.

2Fraunces’s letters to Washington are dated July 30 and August 19, 1793 (ALS, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives). They are printed in Fraunces, An Appeal description begins [Andrew G. Fraunces], An Appeal to the Legislature of the United States, and to the Citizens Individually, of the Several States, Against the Conduct of the Secretary of the Treasury. By Andrew G. Fraunces, Citizen of the State of New-York, Late in the Treasury of the United States. “E tenebris elucidit lux.” Printed for Andrew G. Fraunces, Esq. (n.p., 1793). description ends , 8–11, 19–21.

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